Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Yes, I made a new dress!
Wow! It's now February, and I haven't really shown you ANYTHING crafty on my blog this year! Last year The Sew Weekly was my motivator, my total schedule with sewing and blogging... and whilst I haven't been forgetting my wonderful sewing skillz (I've made 3 dresses, and started 1 granny square blanket), it's the photographing and blogging part that's been less of a priority.
Anyways, after yesterday's 'quick photo shoot', where Husbie took only TWO photos of my jungle dress, I really have to set up my tripod again and work out how to self shoot. Husbie is VERY busy and declared "I don't do Sew Weekly this year!" DAMN! Oh well, at least I got a good year of photographs outta him. (I'm sure I'll sneak some more good photos from him this year, when he's less busy).
BUT, the dress!
It's a Home Journal Pattern 8915, that has no other date details other than saying it's Australian Home Journal Co. Kent Street Sydney (so I'm sure if I googled up I'd find an era when the pattern manufacturers were in Sydney) and this dress is a bit of a toile/muslin because the pattern is bust 36.
The fabric is a doona cover, that's quite feisty but I saved the 'hidden' yellow tiger sections for the back pieces of the dress, as I'm going to a jungle themed event next week. If Husbie had more time I would have taken more photos without my cardigan. BUT OH WELL! You'll have to imagine the little tiger hidden in the jungle.
In my resizing of the bodice, I've turned the style a little baby doll, so the pockets are a bit high. I also gathered out the skirt (adding a section in the middle when I cut pattern on the fold...) because I didn't want a pencil skirt in this fabric (nor did I want to put the back flap in, oh so lazy!). I finished it yesterday morning ready to wear, because I got my dates mixed up and thought the event was last night, but it's next Monday.
OH WELL AGAIN!
I thought this toile/muslin would be great for some thicker velveteen fabric but now I'm not so sure. I really wanna sew a few warmer woolier dresses, as it'll be cold here before you know it! We still have a few hotter days expected this week, so I might be jumping the gun!
Hope you're having a great week, and aren't too flabbergasted that I actually am posting something I've made! WHOA!
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